No, in the Superboy arc Hyper-Tension it was speculated that there is only one Metron, but in the same story there were several different versions of Knockout. There's also been an inconsistency among some writers as to where Apokolips/New Genesis are. Most portrayals set them in an alternate universe, but some go with it being a "closed galaxy" as Starlin envisioned it. In JLA: Rock of Ages, Metron states:
"For in the game of Gods, creation itself is the playground. Sometimes Darkseid wins; sometimes we win. Each time, the universe is remade, as you have witnessed. In the end, balance is served."
It looks like Final Crisis is going to take that statement and run with it. The way I'm intrepretting it, there's only one "true" set of New Gods, but they manifest is infinitely different ways throughout different times, places, and continuums.
Anyway, great thread. I'm glad you didn't miss the Superman: Confidential issues. I really liked that story. Had a feel to it like the 90's Superman toon.
It is all very vague thus far. He's taken over control of Dan Turpin's body thus far. The rest has been done with his technology and his forces and his intelligence (Anti Life Equation, Time Bullet, his various gods).
That is quite something, considering the Abstract-esque power Infinite Man wields..
"The Grand Admiral was smart and subtle, but never used his brilliance to show up or humiliate anyone.
He demanded results, but never perfection, and had amazing stores of patience for those who were truly working to their fullest ability.
It was a pity Thrawn's style of leadership hadn't spread through the rest of the navy.
If that happened, he suspected, the Empire would stand forever."